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070127 GR Guided Reading (2016W)

Medieval Survey - Sources, ca 200/300 -1500

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

The course aims to make the students read, write about, and discuss a broad sample of representative medieval European primary sources plus a few secondary analyses. The texts´production dates range from ca. 200 to ca. 1450, thus broadly from the conversion of Rome to Christianity to the Osmanli conquest of the Balkans. Featured will be classics such as the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, the Song of Roland, and courtly romances.

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Not far from the Institut für Germanistik. Please be timely, the instructor begins immediately at 18:00.

Monday 03.10. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 10.10. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 17.10. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 24.10. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 31.10. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 07.11. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 14.11. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 21.11. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 28.11. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 05.12. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 12.12. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 09.01. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 09.01. 19:45 - 21:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 16.01. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim is to train students to read and analyze, as opposed to summarize, historical sources and historians´ scholarly writing. There is a short written assignment due well before every meeting of the class (to allow the instructor to bring it back with feedback in class). The American-style in-class discussion, led by the instructor, should introduce students to how to debate and back positions on the basis of the written evidence.

Assessment and permitted materials

Engaged and constructive in-class participation, plus nine 2-page written assignments. It is advised to have taken a medieval history survey lecture or to be taking one concurrently. The instructor teaches one Mondays 11:30-13:00. But he will provide all needed context (very little is in fact needed) ahead of each reading.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Quality of participation and accumulation of points given for the written short papers.

Examination topics

By definition, a GR does not allow final examinations, and should not center on exams.

Reading list

Will be downloadable from Moodle.

Association in the course directory

BA Geschichte: Mittelalter (4 ECTS) | BA UF & Diplom UF Geschichte: Guided Reading in den Bereichen Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte, historisch-kulturwissenschaftliche Europaforschung, Politikgseschichte (nur LA alt) (4 ECTS) | MA HPS: M1.2, M1.3

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